Live willow can be combined with other
materials such as hazel faggots, coir rolls, rocks
and stones to provide the most effective solution to water erosion
The faggots, rolls or stones can be
laid on the riverbed - below the minimum water level where willow
grows effectively - to protect against scouring.
Live willow, in the form of spiling or cuttings is then used
above the minimum water level to reinforce the bankside through
the creation of a root mat.
Creating ledges on the bankside at
different levels provides platforms on which new aquatic marginals
can be planted.
Combined solutions to water erosion
problems are adaptable and can be tailored to suit clients' requirements.
Combined solutions often require more
mechanical intervention, for example the excavation of existing
bank or transport of materials, and are therefore less suitable
where access to a site is limited.
If you would like more information
about combining hard and soft landscaping to prevent water erosion
please contact us.
You will find more information about erosion control on our wildlife landscaping site.